Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - May 14, 2019

Field of Dreams - 30th Anniversary 4K UHD blu-ray

Hi-def lovers rejoice! This is a fantastic week for blu-ray, 4K UHD, new releases and classic catalog titles with Universal Studios and Criterion leading the way.

Universal is pulling out all the stops with five titles this week that make our most wanted list including three new films making home video debuts while two huge catalog titles get special hi-def treatment as well.

The horror sequel Happy Death Day 2 U and the space documentary Apollo 11 are hitting blu-ray for the first time courtesy of Universal with tons of extra features while the Dwayne Johnson-led wrestling drama Fighting With My Family gets a blu-ray edition that features both the theatrical and the director's cut in addition to a couple of audio commentaries, featurettes, extended scenes, and a gag reel.

The company is also revisiting a couple of catalog titles with 4K UHD editions. First up is Peter Jackson's 2005 classic King Kong remake which is getting a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook / Ultimate Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy edition. The 3-disc release will include previously released bonus materials including feature commentaries, BD-Live features, deleted scenes, and more. First time to catch the Mighty Kong in 4K, however.

Next is the Kevin Costner baseball classic Field of Dreams which is getting a 30th anniversary 4K blu-ray release that features an HDR presentation of the film, as well as an English DTS: X Immersive audio track. The release also comes with a feature commentary track, deleted scenes and a handful of special features.

Criterion gets in on the action with a couple of catalog title releases in the form of the 1997 Australian psychological thriller Funny Games which gets a new 2K restoration. In addition, the company will release the 1987 David Mamet heist-thriller House of Games in a blu-ray edition. happy death day2u lg

The Liam Neeson crime-thriller Cold Pursuit is getting a 4K UHD edition from Lionsgate, while Sony revisits 1998's Roland Emmerich creature feature Godzilla which gets a brand new 4k restoration, an HDR presentation of the film, and an english Dolby Atmos Audio track.

Shout Factory, Mill Creek Entertainment, and Mondo Macabro round out our Most Wanted list with three catalog titles also getting blu-ray releases this week.


Here is what is coming out on blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This week

GodzillaGodzilla (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Sony Pictures

Street Date: May 14, 2019

Following French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla® then makes its way north, landing in Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city.

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Cold Pursuit Cold Pursuit (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Lionsgate

Street Date: May 14, 2019

Featuring a wildly entertaining mix of dynamic action and dark humor, Cold Pursuit stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose quiet family life is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.


Apollo 11Apollo 11 (Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Pictures

Street Date: May 14, 2019

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. A NEON production.


Happy Death Day 2 UHappy Death Day 2 U (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)

Universal Pictures

Street Date: May 14, 2019

It's déjà vu all over again for Tree Gelbman, the snarky sorority sister who solved her own murder by repeatedly reliving her death. When the masked campus killer mysteriously returns to terrorize new targets, Tree cycles through another time loop of clever chills and suspense in Happy Death Day 2U, the inventive follow-up to Blumhouse's hit thriller Happy Death Day.


Funny Games (Blu-ray)Funny games

Criterion

Street Date: May 14, 2019

Michael Haneke's most notorious provocation, Funny Games spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. In a series of escalating "games," the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre's threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty.


This Gun for HireThis Gun For Hire (Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: May 14, 2019

Adapted from a novel by Graham Greene, This Gun For Hire is the edgy story of love, power and betrayal set in the seamy underworld of the 1940s. Philip Raven (Ladd) is a cold-blooded professional killer who's been double-crossed by his client. Ellen (Lake) is a beautiful nightclub singer who's spying on her corrupt boss. Lt. Michael Crane (Robert Preston) is a dedicated cop who wants Ellen's love and Raven's capture. The tension mounts steadily ... and before the case is wrapped up, someone will pay with his life.

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House of Games (Blu-ray)House of Games

Criterion

Street Date: May 14, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director's chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler. After she meets the attractive cardsharp (Joe Mantegna), her own compulsions take hold as he lures her into his world of high-stakes deception. Packed with razor-sharp dialogue delivered with even-keeled precision by a cast of Mamet regulars, House of Games is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career con artist targeting his next mark.

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Fighting With My FamilyFighting With My Family (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Universal Pictures

Street Date: May 14, 2019

Based on a true story, Fighting with My Family follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test.

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King KongKing Kong (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook / Ultimate Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Universal Pictures

Street Date: May 14, 2019

Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker, Carl Denham, sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon "Kong" with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her. Kong is eventually taken back to New York where he searches high and low for Ann, eventually winding up at the top of the Empire State Building, facing off against a fleet of World War I fighter planes.

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Eyes of Laura MarsEyes of Laura Mars (Blu-ray)

Mill Creek Entertainment

Street Date: May 14, 2019

This riveting tale of murder and suspense stars Faye Dunaway as Laura Mars, New York's most controversial fashion photographer. World renowned for her sensational, erotic portraits of models in settings of glorified urban violence, Laura Mars exhibits a mystifying psychic ability. In her mind's eye, as if through the lens of her camera, she "witnesses" a series of bizarre murders with terrifying clarity. All of the victims are people Laura has known. Police detective John Neville (Tommy Lee Jones) discovers a striking similarity between Laura's works and classified police photographs of the murders and he attempts to unravel the events which have taken control of Laura's mind. the film builds to a spine-tingling climax when the eyes of Laura Mars reveal the identity of the killer.

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The Devil's NightmareThe Devil's Nightmare (Blu-ray)

Mondo Macabro

Street Date: May 14, 2019

"Devil's Nightmare" tells the story of a group of tourists who become lost during a trip. They meet a man at the roadside who gives them directions, but it is too late to catch the ferry. They are then directed to an old castle which offers room and board. A succubus also comes to stay at the castle and proceeds to seduce each tourist according to their own personal weaknesses, then kills them, using their own sin against them. Each tourist is a representative of one of the Seven Deadly Sins...

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And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of May 14, 2019

Field of Dreams Field of Dreams (30th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: May 14, 2019

"If you build it, he will come." With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he cannot ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Also starring Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones and Amy Madigan, Field of Dreams is a heartwarming experience that has moved critics and audiences like no other film of this generation. This unforgettable film is a glowing tribute to all who dare to dream.

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